Treater Helper

Assist Treaters in processing petroleum products.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Treater Helpers do?

Assists TREATER in processing petroleum products, such as gasoline, kerosene, oils, and wax, with chemicals, steam, water, or air to remove impurities, such as sulfur: Examines pipelines and valves for leaks. Turns valves to charge equipment with product to be treated and to draw off water and spent chemicals after treatment and separation. Adds treating chemicals, such as sulfur and litharge, to product by turning valves or by dumping chemicals directly into equipment. Lubricates, adjusts, and performs minor maintenance on equipment and machinery as directed. May regulate pump speeds to control circulation of solution and product through unit. May gauge tanks with calibrated rod or tape to determine quantity of content [GAUGER]. May make chemical, specific gravity, and color tests of product and treating solution to determine process conditions. May draw samples of product for laboratory analysis. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Treater Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Greaser Helper

    How to become a Treater Helper

    Most Treater Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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